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CTD, SeaSoar and Current Meter Data from the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (1967-1990)

Data holding centreNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1967 to 1990 onwards
Geographical area

Eastern North Atlantic


Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw fluorometer output; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column


Fluorometers; current meters; salinity sensor; CTD undulators; transmissometers; CTD


Moored current meter data have been collected since 1967 mainly in the eastern North Atlantic, concentrating on the areas to the north and west of Scotland, the west of Ireland and the Madeira Abyssal Plain, often in water depths of over 4000m. Over 650 individual current meter records have been collected. Earlier current meter records are often no more than 1 to 2 months in duration, but many of the later records are of between 6 months and 1 year in duration. Temperature and salinity measurements have also been made using CTDs and SeaSoar, with good quality data available from the late 1970s onwards. Data from several hundred CTD casts are available, often including dissolved oxgyen or transmittance measurements, sometimes fluorescence has also been measured.

OriginatorsNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
OrganisationNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
AvailabilityBy negotiation

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 23 8059 6666
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1017016
Global identifier272
Last revised2009-11-30